Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

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Author Profession: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction edit data
Born: May 19, 1930
Died: January 12, 1965
Birth Sign: Taurus

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Lorraine Hansberry quotes

Never be afraid to sit a while and think.

There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing.

Seems like God don't see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams - but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.

The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.

Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?

A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general.

Children see things very well sometimes - and idealists even better.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase. Diane Lane

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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